Minimal Rooms So Stunning You’ll Want to Get Rid of Nearly All Your Stuff in 2018

published Dec 28, 2017
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While maximalist, Bohemian, “Jungalow-inspired” spaces were all the rage in 2017, there was another design style that gained in popularity: minimalism. It’s certainly not a new idea, but it does seem to be popping up more and more as people strive for calm, relaxing spaces in an increasingly hectic world. This year, we toured a number a stunning spaces that don’t have a whole lot of “stuff”, but certainly have a ton of style. Peruse these gorgeous rooms…they just might inspire you to get rid of some of your own stuff in 2018!

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This London kitchen is black, wood and beautiful.

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A black wall of sleek storage, geometric art and a mix of modern furniture and lighting makes this dining room in Hong Kong utterly aspirational.

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I think it’s important to remember that “minimal” doesn’t always have to mean “modern;” this loft’s bedroom has a touch of rustic and traditional thanks to the iron bed frame and the wooden barn doors.

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You don’t need a bunch of stuff when you’ve got floors as patterned and beautiful as the one in this Spanish home’s kitchen. A reminder that you can use texture and pattern to add interest to a room.

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When you live in a Quonset hut, the stunning, show-stopping architecture of the home means you don’t need a ton of stuff inside. The furnishings Haley chose in her house truly complement and contrast with the warm wood.

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There’s a lot of white in Sara and Damien’s Melbourne home, but the straight lines and the unique tile shape keep it interesting.

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Minimal rooms often eschew decorative details, but this Spanish flat’s bedroom has just the right amount of frill.

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This living room in Brooklyn is the perfect example of warm, organic minimalism. There are lots of layers, not a lot of color, but just the right amount of graphic design.

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I love the way this minimal dining room in a Spanish apartment handles color and decoration. There’s just a hint of pink, and there’s one single shelf that collects and organizes a few beautiful items.

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In Tucson, Arizona, Krysta and Joel were able to mix modernism and minimalism along with traditional adobe architectural features for a dreamy and fresh look in this house.

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Warm minimalism is one of the most difficult styles to master, but this lovely Montreal home gets it right.

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Another stunning Spanish home where the homeowner was able to create a finished but airy look by harnessing the power of natural textiles and materials.

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Overstuffed cushions, natural wood tones and a soothing, light color palette makes for a a warm and cozy space, despite the fact that there aren’t a ton of soft layers in this Dutch house’s living room.

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One of the most striking examples of modern minimalism can be seen in this Culver City, California house, where Julie and Matt used black and white’s drama-inducing powers to design a dynamic house that is bold and exciting.